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It was a miserably cold winter's day, and snow was falling hard. My beloved little Lily was sleeping, a soft warm presence on my chest, her breathing a tiny metronome, and one fist balled in the fabric of my shirt. Music played, Peter, Paul and Mary. And Mary Travers sang this song:I'll walk in the rain by your side I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand I'll do anything to help you understandI'll love you more than anybody canAnd the wind will whisper your name to me Little birds will sing…See More
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"Almost three year old Lily on the deck at the lake house."
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The Little Fountain

Please journey back in time with me to August 17th of 1917. There's someone there that I want you to meet. We're visiting the rather nondescript little village of Meadowvale, Minnesota, distiguished by little but a failing general store and a number of small homesand farmsteads.It is swelteringly hot, and a seven year old boy trudges slowly up the dirt road toward his home. He wears bib overalls, he's shirtless and shoeless, in all a rather handsome little lad. He's been at the river, fishing…See More
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The aftermath of Lily's first steps.
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Steamfan commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Another Ode to Lily'
"Thank you so much for the kind words for my efforts to share the joy of Lily with others :)"
Apr 15
A blog post by Steamfan was featured

Another Ode to Lily

I am, I think, the luckiest man on the planet. I am married to a woman whom I love and have loved for some 33 years now. I treasure the opportunity to be by her side every day. And almost every day we share the life, the love and the affection of the most wonderful child I have ever known, my beloved little Lily, my granddaughter, my tiny love.This small, kind, gentle little soul brings light and laughter, confusion and chaos and endless delight into our lives. Last night I sat with…See More
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BBach commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Another Ode to Lily'
"I too, have a grand daughter named Lily, and she is 6 too. She is smart beyond my imagination. Excellent words of love Steamfan."
Apr 14
shoshana27 commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Another Ode to Lily'
"you are a poet with so much love & express it so well doug, i am happy knowing that you are happy hugs"
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Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Community
Date diagnosed
January 8, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
4.6% October 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 723
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://www.steamlocomotive.info

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Posted on June 9, 2014 at 2:47am 0 Comments

It was a miserably cold winter's day, and snow was falling hard. My beloved little Lily was sleeping, a soft warm presence on my chest, her breathing a tiny metronome, and one fist balled in the fabric of my shirt. Music played, Peter, Paul and Mary. And Mary Travers sang this song:

I'll walk in the rain by your side

I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand

I'll do anything to help you understand

I'll love you more than anybody can

And the wind will whisper…

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Another Ode to Lily

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:27am 4 Comments

I am, I think, the luckiest man on the planet. I am married to a woman whom I love and have loved for some 33 years now. I treasure the opportunity to be by her side every day. And almost every day we share the life, the love and the affection of the most wonderful child I have ever known, my beloved little Lily, my granddaughter, my tiny love.

This small, kind, gentle little soul brings light and laughter, confusion and chaos and endless delight into our lives. Last night I sat with…

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Good Night, Little Angel

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 9:01pm 3 Comments

My tired little angel headed for bed tonight, bleary eyed and sweet. I headed down to read to her a minute or two later and she was half awake, bundled into her favorite blankets. I sat on her bed with her chosen book and she climbed into my lap and burrowed her face into my chest and sighed. I began to read softly, one arm around her, one holding the book, and her breathing became soft and regular. I knew she was asleep, yet I continued to read. Tears welled up at the overwhelming joy of…

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Twenty Five Gallons

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Some 21 years ago, someone in our family received a Lego kit (#6286) The Skull's Eye Schooner pirate ship. The kit had 953 parts. The kit was built, admired, played with minimally, disassembled and the parts thrown into a 25 gallon plastic bin, full to the brim with Lego pieces. Thank about that: 25 gallons of Lego pieces.

Now fast forward to 2013, Christmas time. Lily receives a Lego kit for Christmas and discovers that they are fun to assemble and have many creative play activities.…

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At 7:18am on February 12, 2014, Walesteacher-Lee said…

as you are visiting wales i found this steam railway site for something you may like twww.breconmountainrailway.co.uko see!

At 9:04am on January 29, 2014, James122501 said…
Congrats on being this weeks featured member!
At 7:17pm on January 27, 2014, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Doug ♥

At 5:32pm on January 27, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Steamfan congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 8:43am on December 11, 2013, Marie B said…

http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html

be sure to use the up and down arrows on the "tv" to flip between channels.

btw, your blog on Christmas Memories was featured in our recent newsletter - congrats!

hope you feel much better soon.

At 6:01pm on December 9, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hey Doug I hear you are feeling a little poorly. I thought I would drop in and offer GET WELL SOON Wishes.

At 5:47pm on October 8, 2013, Lloyd said…
Doug, my answering service AKA Clare tells me you lost your phone.

605-949-1470 Up until midnight or call tomorrow.
At 8:30am on September 11, 2013, Kathy said…

Doug, we are having a meetup when Lloyd comes to town. It will be Sat Oct 5 at the same Panera. Slightly different time - commencing at 10 a.m. Hope you can make it.

At 7:37pm on September 3, 2013, Kathy said…


Hey, brother Doug - why is it that people with diabetes are extremely good looking? (Must be a linked gene....)

At 1:10pm on August 23, 2013, Kathy said…

Hey, so glad you can come! We are supposedly also having a couple of other new people.
I will watch for you and do my best to make you feel welcome!!

 
 
 

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